OAKLAND – This morning, the town of Oakland is remembering the three people who were shot and killed last week inside a home.
Police calling it a murder-suicide. Courtney Highfield is at a vigil where the small community came together to remember those who lost their life.
People who live in Oakland say there are still so many unanswered questions in the murders of Amanda Bragg, Amy Derosby, and Michael Muzerolle.
“It’s been rough.. I feel numb still.” Sharon Sherby, Friend Of The Victims
But Saturday night’s vigil wasn’t about finding answers. It was about finding a way to move forward, together.
“The quote that I keep saying is, it’s better to light a candle than it is to curse the darkness and as a community we need to come together to rally together to turn the light on in a very dark time we’re living in.” Jamie Dickson, Pastor, Kingdom Life Church
Those who knew the victims say their friends were great people – people who didn’t deserve what happened to them.
“They were all great. Amanda was so outgoing. Amy would come around the corner and visit me at my mother’s house and knock on the door and I’d say come in and there was Amy.” Sharon Sherby, Friend Of The Victims
The tragedy has shaken the entire community. Even people who didn’t know the victims.
“In our culture people can be so de-sensitized to tragedy and this incident this week really i think really woke a lot of people up. Even those who didn’t know them can relate to the tragedy and the loss.” Jamie Dickson, Pastor, Kingdom Life Church
The organizer says the only way they’re going to get through this is together. And that’s what the vigil was all about.
“We need to come together as a community and say this hurt us but we’re going to stand and be strong for those who have fallen and for those who we’ve lost.” Jamie Dickson, Ppastor, Kingdom Life Church